The "Most 'Exciting' City in the World" Edition
Adopt this dog, live B.I.G. in Fort Greene, someone pressed the wrong button, Halloween dog parades return, the hottest fall restaurants openings in Brooklyn, and more
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• Pup lovers rejoice, the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade and Fort Greene Great PUPkin Parade are coming back this year. (Ben Yakas for Gothamist)
• Real Estate Lust: A $2.9 million Red Hook triplex rowhouse with 22-foot high ceilings, five bedrooms, a clawfoot tub, a home office and roof deck on the fourth story, an art gallery, and more. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)
• Photos: The new Harlem's Uptown Night Market on 12th Ave and 133rd. (Scott Lynch for Gothamist)
• 18 restaurants to splurge for a special occasion. (Ryan Sutton for Eater)
• Photos: The new “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams" exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, which opened last week. (Andrea Lopez for Untapped New York)
• It appears the August 29 multi-hour subway shutdown was caused by someone pressing the wrong button and has been chalked up to human error. Come on, who hasn't made a mistake at their job before and stranded hundreds of people underground? (Gabby DeBenedictis for Patch)
• NYC was voted the most exciting city in the world in the Time Out Index survey. In Time Out's list of the "best" cities, NYC ranked at number 5. Number one is San Francisco. The first time I was ever in San Francisco was the first time I saw a human intentionally poop on an escalator. (Will Gleason for Time Out)
• It took literally no time for the NYPD to park their personal vehicles in the brand new Centre Street bike lane that connects to the Brooklyn Bridge in a disgusting display of corruption. (Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist)
• Monday starts the city's enforcement of the indoor mask mandate, which will result in fines for businesses that don't comply with the order. It still feels unfair to burden businesses with the enforcement, but it's better than literally nothing, which is what is happening in the rest of the state. (Anna Quinn for Patch)
• Also on Monday the city's 300,000 employee labor force will return to the office with a vaccination or testing mandate. New York State's workers were scheduled to go back to the office last week but it was delayed to October 12. (Dana Rubenstein for NY Times)
• Mayor de Blasio has threatened to withhold the wages of the NYPD if they defy the vaccination or test mandate. Only 53% of the NYPF have received at least one dose compared to the 79% in the rest of the city. It makes sense that the NYPD doesn't reflect the city it serves because at least 51% of its officers live outside the five boroughs. (Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist)
• The “F*ck It’s Almost Fall” Guide. (Nikko Duren for The Infatuation)
• Doordash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats have come together to sue NYC to charge restaurants more than 15% fees. Doordash alone saw $1.2 billion of revenue in the second quarter of this year, up 83% from the year before. How do you spell greed? (Luke Fortney for Eater)
• RIP to hundreds of thousands of the city's rats. When Ida brought flooding throughout the city, it's believed that rats were either crushed by the current in the sewers or were swept out to the city's rivers, which explains the rat carcasses on the beach in Canarsie and Jamaica Bay. (Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist)
• Real Estate Lust: Notorious B.I.G.'s Fort Greene apartment is now for sale for $1.7 million. This isn't the apartment he grew up in but the apartment he lived in with his wife Faith Evans on Carlton Ave. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)
• 21 excellent Midtown East bars and restaurants to try. (Alexandra Ilyashov, Stefanie Tuder, Lorelei Yang, and Eater Staff for Eater)
• Interview: Retiring NYPD beekeeper Officer Darren Mays. (Danny Lewis for Gothamist)
• A Q&A about 1 Seaport, a 670-foot-tall condo that is leaning three inches to the north, and if this possibly cursed building will ever be corrected. (Caroline Spivack for Curbed)
• Renderings: The new observation deck and rooftop "ride" at the top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza on the 69th and 70th floors. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft)
• After the ninth death at Rikers Island this year, the Department of Corrections and the union representing correction officers are pointing fingers at who is to blame for the worsening conditions in the jail. The DOC announced some reforms aimed at assisting officers working double or triple shifts, hiring more officers, and also requiring a doctor's approval before getting sick leave. (Joseph Gedeon for Gothamist)
• On the 40th anniversary of World Peace Day on September 21, “Share the Love” XO sculptures by Daniel Anderson will be unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 World Trade and the Oculus. (Lynn Lieberman for GothamToGo)
• Photos: The 2021 Armory Show, at the Javitz Center. (Scott Lynch for Gothamist)
• Five things to know about the new 42nd Street Shuttle. (André Wheeler for Time Out)
• David Vega's photos of downtown in the 80s. (Flaming Pablum)
Featured Pet (for Adoption): Helene!
Check out Helene! How could you not fall in love with that smile and those ears? If you want to adopt Helene, you can apply at Waldo’s Rescue Pen. Please let me know if you adopt Helene! Thank you to reader Elissa for nominating Helene.
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